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Grateful Dead Live at Rochester Silver Stadium on 1988-06-30

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Grateful Dead Live at Rochester Silver Stadium on 1988-06-30

Set 1:
d1t01 - Box Of Rain
d1t02 - Cold Rain & Snow
d1t03 - New Minglewood Blues
d1t04 - Ramble On Rose
d1t05 - Me And My Uncle ->
d1t06 - Mexicali Blues
d1t07 - Far From Me
d1t08 - Queen Jane Approximately
d1t09 - Don't Ease Me In

Set 2:
d2t01 - Green Onions ->
d2t02 - China Cat Sunflower ->
d2t03 - I Know You Rider ->
d2t04 - Samson and Delilah
d2t05 - Believe It Or Not
d2t06 - Truckin' ->
d2t07 - He's Gone ->
d2t08 - Drums ->
d3t01 - Space ->
d3t02 - The Other One ->
d3t03 - Wharf Rat ->
d3t04 - Throwing Stones ->
d3t05 - Turn On Your Lovelight

d3t06 - Brokedown Palace

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Rochester Silver Stadium
Location Rochester , NY

Source Set 1: SBD -> Cassette Master -> Cassette (Sony D5/Dolby B); Set 2: SBD -> Dat -> Sonic Solutions -> CD
Lineage Set 1: Cassette (Nakamichi DR-1/Dolby B) -> Sound Devices 744T (24bit/96k) -> Samplitude Professional v10.1 -> Adobe Audition v1.5 -> FLAC/16
Transferred by Charlie Miller


Patch Info:
(FOB/Split) Schoeps CMC5/MK21 -> PCM -> Dat (shnid=414) supplies:
Green Onions (0:00 - 0:31)

-- Set 2 is seamless
-- Thanks to David Gans for the Set 2 discs
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the Set 1 pitch correction


Reviewer: Niass200 - favoritefavoritefavorite - August 7, 2016
Subject: 3 -4 stars i suppose
This is a good solid show I recall it somewhat. After we went to 11/7,8/85 in 11th grade we wanted to see the band in Rochester any chance we got.
Reviewer: sweetwilliam - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 1, 2016
Subject: Believe It Or Not
Best BION ever. I know that there were only a handful of times this song was performed, and that many used this as a bathroom song, but this is the definitive version of this lovely song. If you love a good old plantive Jerry ballad, check this out!
Reviewer: ktshires - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 1, 2016
Subject: Great show
I lived in Virginia and did this whole summer tour. The stadium was definitely neat and had never really been to Rochester before or even nearby, except for some Buffalo shows a few years earlier. I remember Jerry in the blazer, and that was pretty neat. All and all this was a great show, and a really good departure from some of the larger summer venues they had toured in the past. Always felt like the right vibe for a Dead show was a venue of around 20k and this place hit the nail on the head.
Reviewer: pj.mccarthy63 - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 18, 2016
Subject: My first Dead show
remember parking in some random neighborhood, not knowing what to expect. Walked a little bit and all of a sudden I saw a parking lot seemingly appear out of now where filled with people and was blown away. Enjoyed the crowd scene before to the show. Got in and was standing on the 3rd base dugout, as soon as the first notes played I saw the crowd in unison start grooving to the music. Don't remember much more about the show details but that hooked me instantly.
Reviewer: hb_scone - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 10, 2016
Subject: fantastic show
This was my first show, and it didn't disappoint. As in sure others pointed out, it was raining before the show, and the first two numbers reflect that. And they were great, and particularly Cold Rain and Snow... which was a stomping tune when the band was on and lagged and dragged when they weren't. There's no point in laundry listing the set lists, but there were a few highlights. Truckin' was on the money. I enjoyed China>Rider thoroughly, too, and it sounds great listening back to it today. Other One blew me away at the time, but it doesn't sound so great listening back to it. A bit sloppy... and WTF was Healy thinking with those effects??? Ugh. When the sound dude thinks he's the the seventh member of the Grateful Dead, you got trouble.

Green Onions was cool... its only appearance ever. And Believe it or Not made an appearance, too, though honestly it was a bit boring. It's rare that anyone ever talked over a Jerry tune, but they did over this one.

Jerry was a bit spiffier than usual, sporting a blazer. They all looked great and sounded great and, in many ways, 1988-1990 (until Brent's death) was the best era of the "professional Dead". It may have been their greatest era ever, in some respects. This show wasn't near their best of that period, but it was definitely above average, and it serves as testament to the passion and energy of that time.

One thing, though: Why the hell were the drummers playing around with that electronic crap at the beginning of Samson? Well, that's the enigma of the Grateful Dead! They did what they wanted. As Viv Savage once said, "Have a good time... all the time". And, with few exceptions, the Dead did.
Reviewer: sparta11 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 19, 2016
Subject: Front Row Show!
Was at this show with some HS buddy's..front row seats, great show!
Reviewer: nigeldavahah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 25, 2015
Subject: Great Show
I saw this show with my brother. It was the best dead show I saw . Green Onions/ only time played. Brent was on this day!!!
Reviewer: grateful hillbilly - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 9, 2015
Subject: I've waited 27 years for this
My first Dead show, what do you say? Shall I compare thee to a summer's day...dream? I got a tape of the show a few years after, and it was so bad I always thought my memory of the event must be circumstantially enhanced.

Many thanks to you Mr. Charlie, now I know it really WAS an awesome show. Me and a UB buddy trucked over from Buffalo with 50 or so of his closest friends, partying all day and then some. How do I know which memories are real? At what point do you draw the proverbial line in the sand of your mind and say "nope, altered"?

All I know for sure is the Grateful Dead and several thousand of THEIR closest friends transformed a beat up old ballpark into the most rocking, smoking, ROARING spaceship in the universe for several hours.

If you have the chance, give it a listen, Safe to say one of the most overlooked shows of this tour. If you like late eighties Dead you will not miss with this show.
Reviewer: kee-zee - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 31, 2013
Subject: Close your eyes to see...
Excellent sound on this 88 gem..I attended this show and remember it well..I love the gritty blue collar city of Rochester and I believe the Dead did too..Some great shows played there through the years and this is one of them! A tight well played 1st set with interesting song selection..Listen to Brent on Far from me!!!! In the 2nd set Green Onions To Drums is BLAZING!!! Space on is also nice..Love the Brokedown Palace please.GIVE IT A WHRIL!! Forever Grateful>Forever Dead
Reviewer: gordon hensley - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 1, 2013
Subject: ultra premium soundboard mix; great show
excellent, beautiful sounding first set w/ cool box of rain>cold rain opener. can't beat that.

killer china cat>rider and lovely believe it or not. while second set after that may appear routine on paper, it shines.

now i know why the oxford shows were so fun: this show propelled the energy.
Reviewer: Crt6906 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 21, 2012
Subject: BTW
Goodbye everyone!!!!! Its time we have all waited for..... "The World Has Come To An End"

See you tomorrow!
Reviewer: uwf - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 15, 2012
Subject: "rain" at the start
So great to hear this show again after more years having passed than I care to admit. Trekked from NJ up to Rochester with a group of friends to see this one, then we went on to Oxford ME (also great fun).

One thing I remember about the start of this show was that it was raining, and we were all concerned about whether it would keep up during the show. Right about the time that the Dead took the stage, the rain magically stopped, and the band started playing "Box of *Rain*." (question for you knowledgeable people out there: how many other times did they open a show with this tune? My guess is not many -- is this the only one?)

Then they played "Cold *Rain* and Snow," and by this time the clouds disappeared.

The rest of the evening was dry and beautiful, the crowd was friendly and peaceful, and the music was magical ...
Reviewer: East Coast Dave in WA - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 8, 2010
Subject: This show is off the motherf#ckin' chain!
Wow. I attended from Alpine through Rochester on this tour, and of all the shows, this one is the best (only my opinion, of course, but just listen to this one.... godd@mn!). I don't know what did it, maybe it was the funkiness of the minor league stadium venue (i.e. dump), but they were having fun, and ON this night. Not to say there weren't occasional sloppy moments, but on the whole, everyone was firing on all cylinders. Find me a classic 1970 show that has no flubs (good luck).
Anyway, There's palpable energy on every song. Tons of sweet Jerry tunes, passionately delivered. The Other One is psychedelic as hell, just listen to the interplay on the jam before Wharf Rat. Brent was definitely on his a-game, as were everyone else. Stream this show! If you need to own it, download any way possible (the aud version is worth having because the show is so great). With the possible exception of one of the Spectrum shows that fall (I can't recall the date, it was the night they played "Dupree's"), this is my favorite personally attended show of 1988, and a strong contender for "best of year". thanks to the Archive, "Mr. Charlie" Miller, and of course, The Grateful Dead!
Reviewer: BIG_R - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 14, 2009
Subject: 6-30-88
Very good show. Grate sound quality from Charlie once again.
Reviewer: barongsong - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 7, 2009
Subject: Very Hot Queen Jane
Wow really great to finally listen to this first set again. Very big and the sound is excellent from Ramble on rose till the end and still very good before that. Anyway my comment on this first set besides the sound is the semi false start Queen Jane where they start it then there is this awkward split second of silence and they continue on as if nothing happened. Anyway if my memory is correct that was the point where the guy about 10 feet from me caught his arm on fire. {lucky he had a thick Guatemalan type jacket on or was that the reason it caught on fire in the first place, don't know} Anyway I do recall he posted about it on one of the other sources of this show and can confirm that it actually happened and I think you can actually hear in the recording where we all including the band went collectively holy shit that guy caught fire but seemed to be ok with it and the show went on. Hopefully he'll come back and verify this.
Anyway, that said this is one, if not the best show of 88 and this is the best sbd source yet so it gets 5 from me.
Reviewer: cb18201 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 12, 2009
Subject: awesome upgrade
this is a great upgrade to the second set Gans source that was circulating,thanks charlie
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